Va. Gov. Northam Under Fire After Defending Bill Allowing Newborn Babies to Die

Virginia Governor Ralph Northam (D) appeared on WTOP’s “Ask the Governor” program on Wednesday morning, where the interviewer asked him about the “Repeal Act” filed by Virginia Delegate Kathy Tran (D-West Springfield). The bill sparked a nationwide controversy when Tran admitted that the legislation allowed abortions up to the point of birth, even while the mother is in labor. “This is why decisions such as this should be made by providers, physicians, and the mothers and fathers that are involved. When we talk about third-trimester abortions, these are done with the consent of obviously the mother, with the consent of

Senate Will Hold Vote on Late Term Abortion Ban Next Week

Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell announced today that the Senate will vote early next week on the Pain-Capable Unborn Child Protection Act, a bill that would ban abortions after 20 weeks. It will be a high-stakes vote with heavy consequences for both parties and the country as a whole. The bill bans abortion on the basis that science shows unborn babies can feel excruciating pain during an abortion by 20 weeks, if not earlier. And by that point, the baby is so large that increasingly brutal tactics are needed to terminate it, such as dismemberment. The United States is one

The Late-Term Abortion Ban Will Have Trouble in the Senate — But It Shouldn’t

The U.S. House passed the Pain-Capable Unborn Child Protection Act by a vote of 237 to 187 on Tuesday afternoon. The bill if passed into law would ban abortions after 20 weeks except to save the life of the mother or in cases of rape and incest. This bill was also passed by the House in 2015 but failed to get cloture in the Senate. On Thursday morning, Senator Lindsey Graham (R-S.C.) introduced the Senate version of the bill, which seems likely to fail again even with a Republican majority in the Senate. This should not be the case, but

VICTORY: US House Votes to Protect Unborn from Abortion After 20 Weeks

On Tuesday, after heated debate on the House floor, representatives voted 237 to 189 to pass H.R. 36, the Pain-Capable Unborn Child Protection Act. Sponsored by Representative Trent Franks (R-Ariz.) and co-sponsored by 182 of his colleagues, the bill would prohibit abortions after the 20-week mark, the point at which science shows the unborn feel pain. The bill’s text notes scientific research showing that at the age of 20 weeks post-fertilization, babies are capable of feeling intense pain during an abortion procedure: Pain receptors (nociceptors) are present throughout the unborn child’s entire body and nerves link these receptors to the

Pro-Lifers Help Shut Down One of Country’s Last Late-Term Abortion Clinics

An abortion clinic in Germantown, Md., is one of the few providers of late-term abortion left in the United States. However, thanks to the efforts of pro-life advocates in the area, the clinic is scheduled to shut its doors. Germantown Reproductive Health Services is under contract to be sold to Maryland Coalition for Life, a group that has worked for years to shut the abortion clinic down. This grassroots pro-life organization has staged steady protests against the clinic in the past, but in 2011, they opened up a crisis pregnancy center right across the parking lot from the clinic, encouraging

WATCH: Pro-Life Group Releases New Ad Supporting Trump

As we enter the final hours of the 2016 campaign, the pro-life Susan B. Anthony List is making one last effort to nudge swing state voters toward Donald Trump. In a new online ad released on Friday and currently running in Florida, Missouri, North Carolina and Ohio, SBA List highlights Trump’s criticism of Hillary Clinton’s extreme position on late-term abortion in the final presidential debate last month: You can watch the full exchange between Trump and Clinton at that debate here. Paul Dupont is the managing editor for

WATCH: Pro-Life Group Releases New Ad Slamming Pro-Abortion Extremism

In a presidential race featuring Hillary Clinton — perhaps the most pro-abortion candidate ever — pro-life advertisements are bound to flood the airwaves. Now, March for Life Action is here with your newest, easily digestible information on abortion in the United States. Clinton, endorsed by Planned Parenthood, has been a vocal advocate for repealing the Hyde Amendment, which bans federal tax dollars being used to fund abortions. “Consensus,” March for Life Action’s new ad, takes information from a Marist Poll released in July 2016 to cut through the spin regarding Hyde: The strongest takeaways from this ad? Eight out of 10

PolitiFact Gets the Facts Wrong on Democrats and Abortion

On August 2, Ohio Right to Life (Ohio RTL) blasted the state’s former governor, Ted Strickland, for his position on abortion. A Democrat, Strickland is running a close Senate race against incumbent Rob Portman, a Republican. According to Ohio RTL: “Ted Strickland stands in lockstep with Hillary Clinton and the abortion lobby in their desire to force Americans to pay for abortion on demand, up until the moment of birth, with their taxpayer dollars.” Last week, the national fact-checking website PolitiFact accused Ohio RTL of taking Strickland out of context, declaring the statement to be “Mostly False.” However, PolitiFact’s assessment